The Holiday Season. It is upon us! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and then BAM into the holiday season we go! Are you looking forward to it? Does it excite you? Does it make you feel sad or melancholy? Our lives are so full as it is ~ how does one have time to get it all done when the holidays come upon us without getting overwhelmed? I’ve had so many people speak to me over the last few weeks (and in the last few Holiday seasons) about this. And, so I’ve decided to gift everyone with a call on How to Step Into and Stay In the Holiday Spirit! I will be hosting this on Thursday, November 21st and you can get the information about it <call log in expired>
I’ll be talking about Stepping Into and Staying In the Holiday Spirit then. But for now, Here is one strategy for How to Get Into the Holiday Spirit: Define Holiday Spirit for yourself~ Understand what the Holidays mean to you. Do you want to celebrate with Parties? Is having a quiet, peaceful season more your style? If you do not know what you want, how do you create a way to get it? Without this understanding, you are sure to over commit, get exhausted, become overwhelmed and, in the end, be disappointed. Set your Own Expectations ~ once you know what Holiday Spirit Means to you, set your expectations to have that in your life. Communicate it to those around you; create activities that will allow the season to unfold with Spirit. Remain Balanced ~ get plenty of rest, eat right, exercise and make sure to get fresh air daily. As time takes off, it will help you remain in spirit. Be Creative in keeping traditions or creating new one’s: ~ do you have a favorite Holiday Tradition? Create it, don’t skip it ~ even if you need to simplify it. It will allow you to remain in spirit. (A perfect example is something I’ve missed for years. A friend of mine and I used to get together and make Christmas ornaments together. We haven’t done it in years and it’s always bittersweet ~for both of us. We will call and wish each other a Merry Christmas and then say “Oh how I wish we could get together!” So, this year, we are going to do that ~ from across the country! We have already scheduled a Skype Time to create Christmas ornaments together! I’m so looking forward to having wine, playing music in the background and creating something fun and special for the season as she does too ~ all via Skype! What a gift that is going to be for both of us!) Are you looking forward to the holiday season this year? How do you get into it?